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Students' Letter to Nick Clegg

Huffington Post

Yesterday the Office for Fair Access announced that a total of £70m will be taken from students' pockets to fund the con trick of fee waivers

Fifth of universities to lower fees

?The Press Association

But the National Union of Students (NUS) raised concerns that the Government's attempts to get universities to keep average fees below £7500 do not benefit ...

Last updated at 12:35 PM on 4th December 2011

?Daily Mail

But the National Union of Students raised concerns that the Government's attempts to get universities to keep average fees below £7500 will not benefit ...

University tuition fees: Last-minute changes approved

BBC News

About a fifth of England's universities have had their plans to change their fee packages approved weeks before the application deadline…

 

Further and Higher Education:

 

More Welsh universities 'at risk of collapse' than a year ago ...

?WalesOnline

But the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), ... The 2010 assessment – of 11 higher education institutions – was taken before the merger of ...

Harder working, less satisfied – the foreign scholar's lot?

?Times Higher Education

The findings are detailed in a paper in the Journal of Higher Education, International Faculty: Experiences of Academic Life and Productivity in US ...

'Labour would have spared sector Maoist and chaotic reforms'

?Times Higher Education

The government's higher education reforms have created “unnecessary risk” for universities, the shadow business secretary has said in his ...

University seals funding agreement with bank

?Scotsman

Santander Banking supports higher education and research through funding for scholarships, mobility grants, special projects and non-academic achievement ...

University fees 'too expensive' for some Jersey students

?BBC News

In their letter to the education department, parents said they felt the financial pressure to provide further education for their children was "unfair and ...

Fees cut for uni students

?Peterlee Mail

Teesside University is one of 24 universities in England, along with a further education college, to have had plans to lower fees approved by the Office for ...

University fees fall by 0.5%

?Insideireland.ie

The University and College Union (UCU) have said that the new changes will cause even more confusion for students at a time when University applications are ...

 

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Ymgeiswyr Ceredigion yn dadlau pynciau llosg myfyrwyr cyn yr Etholiad Cyffredinol

Daeth pump o’r chwe phrif ymgeisydd seneddol yng Ngheredigion ynghyd ddydd Mercher 22 Ebrill i ateb a dadlau cwestiynau a osodwyd gan UCM Cymru, Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant (Llambed) ac Undeb Myfyrwyr Coleg Ceredigion.

 
Ceredigion candidates debate students' hot topics ahead of General Election

Five of the six main parliamentary candidates in Ceredigion came together on Twitter on Wednesday 22 April to answer and debate questions set by NUS Wales, Aberystwyth University Students’ Union, University of Wales Trinity St David Students’ Union (Lampeter) and Coleg Ceredigion Students’ Union.

 
Heddiw yw eich cyfle olaf i gofrestru i bleidleisio. Mynnwch lais.

Heddiw yw’r diwrnod olaf i gofrestru i bleidleisio yn yr Etholiad Cyffredinol. Mae UCM Cymru yn galw ar fyfyrwyr a phobl ifanc ar draws Cymru i sicrhau ei bod yn gallu dweud eu dweud ar 7 Mai.

 
Today is your last chance to register to vote. Have your say.

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the General Election. NUS Wales is calling on students and young people across Wales to make sure that they have a voice on 7 May.

 
Newly-elected student leader publicises big win for apprentices

Fergal McFerran has been elected as next NUS-USI President at NUS-USI conference at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick. The newly-elected President announced news of a big win for apprentices across the UK, saying apprentices will from October be entitled to sick pay, as apprentices on the minimum wage currently don’t have sick pay.

 
Government must stop targeting students or this will be lost generation

Ahead of NUS-USI’s annual Conference which is commencing on Tuesday 31 March, NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall has said that government must stop targeting students with cuts or they will become a lost generation. She also said that the Westminster government must deliver votes at 16 for students in Northern Ireland so that they can have a say on the cuts that are affecting their everyday lives and future education and career prospects.

 
 

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Students’ Unions Local – Coming to a town near you!

We are delighted to inform you of our upcoming Students’ Union Local events. These specially designed one-day events have been created to meet the needs of officers and staff in students’ unions.

 
NUS Black Students' Officer Malia Bouattia wins #EightWomen award

Malia Bouattia has been voted a winner of Media Diversified’s #EightWomen awards.

 
Charity fundraising partner Student Adventures goes into administration

It has come to our attention that recently that a charity fundraising partner used by many Students’ Unions, Student Adventures, has gone into liquidation and is ceasing to trade.

 
Proposed GCSE reforms could be detrimental to many students

NUS vice president Joe Vinson explains why the Government's planned reforms to GCSE’s (the most significant set of reforms in the history of these qualifications) could be detrimental to students, and offers advice to GCSE students on their next steps.

 
University students warned to stay vigilant amidst suspected mobile phone fraud

The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) has launched an investigation into a suspected mobile phone fraud targeting students at universities across the UK.

 
NUS criticises ‘Know Your Limits’ rape poster campaign

NUS has expressed huge concern today at the ‘Know Your Limits’ recent poster campaign to tackle rape. The poster points out that in a third of reported rapes the victim had been drinking and warns people to monitor their alcohol consumption. It is available for download on the Home Office website and has been sighted in NHS premises.

 
 

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